Science Says: Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse
Link for American Astronomical Society’s list of reputable vendors for solar eclipse glasses in story.
Operation Crackdown to Demolish Homes in Harlingen
Money from drug seizures is used to eliminate homes which were havens to drug activity.
Pediatric Patients at Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance Receive Donation from Non-Profit Organization the Lift Brigade
On August 2, 2017, the Lift Brigade stopped by the Children’s Center at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) to deliver a gift that started out as a wish. Current patients in the Children’s Center were all joined together to witness the unveiling of the donation. Diagnosed with Leukemia, Lance White was a patient at a Texas hospital when he was introduced to Nicolas Gonzalez, who is now a Child Life Specialist at DHR. Lance was referred to the Make a...
From a Dream to Big River Brewery
Local brewer’s passion grew from reading a book.
Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Contest
The annual Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo contest will be ending on July 31st. This contest is a great opportunity for the youth of the Rio Grande Valley, ages 8-18, to take and enter their favorite nature shots. There will be cash prizes, a fantastic awards ceremony here at Quinta Mazatlan and free t-shirts for all participants. It is National Photography Month which means it is the perfect time to take some award-winning photographs! Quinta Mazatlan and the Valley Land...
USCIS Rolls Out Mobile Form for Replacing Green Cards
Form I-90 is now available in a mobile-responsive design
Local Student Achieves Top ACT Score
On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.
On A Raspa Run
Izy Wizard, in Pharr, has been in operation for over 50 years.
Valley Automobile Dealers Announcing Recipients of Scholarships
These five recipients will each receive $2,500 from the VADA Scholarship Fund.
Knapp, UTRGV Unveils Preview of Family Practice Residency Program
Six resident physicians will be available at a new clinic.
The Women’s Hospital at Renaissance Receives CuddleCot from Local Faith-Based Mothers Group
The donated CuddleCot is designed to provide families of still born babies with the opportunity to spend time with their baby and properly say goodbye.
Pharr Community Theater Gives Kids a Chance to Perform
Program provides courses for kids interested in the performing arts.
Brightwood College In Brownsville to Host Back To School Event
Brightwood College in Brownsville will host a Back to School Event Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the campus located at 1900 N. Expressway, Suite O.
Safari Night at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen Thursday
Head over to Quinta Mazatlan on July 20th for a fun night of amazing magic, live safari animals, and wacky comedy by Safari Greg!
McAllen Medical Center Equips Neurosurgeons with Advanced Navigation and Imaging System
Patients undergoing elective surgeries or facing life-threatening trauma may experience better outcomes.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced that the Rehabilitation Hospital at Renaissance has been accredited for a period of three years for its Adult, Children and Adolescents, and Stroke rehabilitation programs. This is the second consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has given to the Rehabilitation Hospital at Renaissance. Located on the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) campus, the Rehabilitation Hos...
BUGFEST! Creatures that roam the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan!
Hands-on activities for kids, live bugs and specimens on display from various collections.
Nocturnal Animals at Quinta Mazatlan
Quinta Mazatlan will be presenting a special show that allows an up-close view of otherwise unapproachable wildlife.
McAllen Heart Hospital Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award from American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.
Groundbreaking of New Emergency Room Facility in Brownsville
Exceptional Health Care, Inc. is constructing an 18,000-square foot state-of-the-art emergency room facility. It’s one of five being built across the Rio Grande Valley.
Annual McAllen North Rotary Club Celebration Being Held Tonight
This evening the McAllen North Rotary Club, founded in March 1984, celebrates its many accomplishments of the past 12 months and looks forward to the many opportunities available to it in the next 12 months.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, University of Houston College of Pharmacy Open Satellite Program in Rio Grande Valley
This new University of Houston College of Pharmacy program will also become a major teaching site for the College’s Professional Pharmacy Hispanic Healthcare Certificate Program. This is the first program of its kind in the nation. To announce this partnership, a press conference will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.
Program Offering Tire Drop-Off Sites Across the RGV
More than 25 tire drop-off sites will be available.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was honored to be a part of a life-changing surgery for a local pediatric patient.
Porter Grad Wins New Car for Good Attendance
The Cardenas Brownsville ISD Mazda Car Giveaway was the grand prize finale to the 2016-2017 contest designed to improve student attendance and enrollment.
Brightwood College in Brownsville Celebrates National HVACR Technician Day June 22
This day celebrates the more than 300,000 certified technicians who inspect, service and install HVACR systems in the United States.
Superhero Animals at Quinta Mazatlan!
Bring the whole family for an evening of entertainment & education in the park! Family Summer Nights take place Thursday evenings June 1st-August 31st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cardenas Mazda to Award A New Car For Perfect Attendance
Cardenas Mazda will award a brand new car valued at $21,500 to one deserving student at Brownsville Independent School District. This award will be granted to one graduating junior or senior who had perfect attendance within a six weeks period during the 2016-2017 school year.
ABRA-KADABRA! The Magic Dork
Family Summer Nights take place Thursday evenings June 1st - August 31st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Brightwood College Campuses to Host Bring A Friend Event June 28
The event is free and open to the public, as the community is invited to experience a day in the life of a Brightwood College student.
Local Texas Master Naturalist Chapter Offers Speakers to Local Groups
Topics are about the Rio Grande Valley’s unique ecosystem from birds, butterflies, native plants and trees, shrimping the Gulf of Mexico, tracking, composting, water features on a budget, to amphibians and basket weaving using materials found in nature.
American Red Cross Honors Several Law Enforcement Agencies
The Red Cross was celebrating their 100-year anniversary.
Spring Break Public Workshop Scheduled
South Padre Island residents are encouraged to attend the workshop to review current requirements and potential new components to ordinances.
Monarch Waystation Planted at South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
Local Boy Scout, Travis Camacho, of Boy Scout Troop #59 has planted a 60 square yard certified “Monarch Waystation” on South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center grounds. The “Troop #59 Monarch Waystation” is Travis’ Eagle Scout Service Project, a requirement to become an Eagle Scout.
McAllen Wins $20,000 Grant as Part of National ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Campaign
During Earth Month, the public voted for parks and park projects to receive grants for improvements.
Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant
Miss South Padre Island 2017 will be crowned on May 27. Elite Productions is seeking applicants who live in the Rio Grande Valley and are between the ages of 5 and 24. The beachwear portion of the competition will be held at Clayton’s on May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm, and the full pageant will be held at the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
PSJA ISD students gain experience using voting machines during class elections
Students at PSJA North Early College High School experienced what it is like to vote using actual voting machines.
Owner of ‘Little Graceland’ Dies
Simon Vega served in the Army with Elvis Presley and ran a museum to celebrate the musician.
S.P.I. city employee receives Rising Star Award
Araceli Sanchez, human resources generalist, has received The Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA) Rising Star Award
Two PSJA Memorial Early College High School seniors awarded Terry Scholarships
Students are selected based on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership potential and financial need.
PSJA student to be part of Meet & Greet at local Hollywood Film Premier
Local student returned from the Hollywood premier of her big screen debut of “How to be a Latin Lover."
South Padre Island hosts surfing competition
The South Padre Island Open takes place Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.
Free fitness classes at PSJA ISD as part of statewide community challenge
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) and City of Pharr teamed up for a 12-week health competition and have provided a variety of free fitness classes every week.
The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs presents its 48th Flower Show
48th Harlingen Flower Show set for March 25 and 26
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Celebrates IDD Month
March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month across the nation. The purpose of this month is to bring awareness to our local communities about the value and the needs of persons with an IDD diagnosis.
Motorcade Formed to Honor Truck Driver Killed in Crash
The funeral was held on Monday.
PSJA Memorial Tech Club Awarded $5,000 to Create Community IT Engagement Center
ALAMO - PSJA Memorial Early College High School's Technology Club was recently awarded a $5,000 prize after submitting a video to the 2017 Ford STEM High School Community College. They proposed to create the Community IT Engagement in the tri-city area. According to the students, they saw a need within the community. Their proposal to create this community center would promote the use of technology in the area and support community economic growth. With help from the City of Pharr
Hands & Hearts: Brunch and Auction to Benefit La Posada Providencia
HARLINGEN, TX - La Posada Providencia, a shelter for homeless, men women and children, will host its seventh annual brunch and auction at the La Sierra Event Center in Harlingen this Saturday, February 4, 2017,. The fundraising event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Proceeds will benefit La Posada’s shelter programs designed to help its homeless clients. Tickets are $40 per person in advance / $45 per person at the door. For more information or to make a reservation, conta...
Prime Healthcare Foundation to Purchase Mission Regional Medical Center
The regional medical center signed a letter of intent.
H-E-B Truck Driver Honored for Reaching Milestone
The truck driver reached 3 million miles of driving safely without an incident.
Organization Informs Parents How Income Tax Impacts Student Financial Aid
La Union del Pueblo Entero wants parents to know how income tax returns impact their students’ financial aid opportunities.
Online Social Security Replacement Forms Available Feb. 1
The forms are not available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income.
Harlingen Medical Center Hosts $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale
HARLINGEN – The Harlingen Medical Center will host its $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale on January 23 and 24. The sale will be at the hospital’s Medical Office Building Conference Room, located at 5505 South Expressway 77. It will start at 7 a.m. on both days and is open to the public. The Masquerade $5 Jewelry sale will sell items, including watches, rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, sunglasses, scarfs, wallets and tech gadgets. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. The...
South Padre Island Appoints New Fire Chief
The South Padre Island City Council announced a new fire chief. The title was appointed to Doug Fowler. He will assume his role Feb. 13.
2 More Days Added to Harlingen Holiday Stroll
The event will feature shopping and visits from Santa.
Temporary Road Closures During The South Padre Island Christmas Parade
Padre Island, TX: On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 the City of South Padre Island will be hosting the South Padre Island Christmas Parade. The parade will start on Padre Boulevard southbound from Mars Lane to Red Snapper Street. The City of South Padre Island Police Department...
Brownsville Public Health and Wellness Director Receives Public Health Award
Arturo Rodriguez currently serves as co-president of the Brownsville-Matamoros Bi-National Health Council.
Free Glucose and Blood Pressure Screenings on World Diabetes Day
WESLACO – The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association will have free glucose and blood pressure screenings. On Monday, November 14, World Diabetes Day, the association will offer free screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
City of Elsa Awarded 2016 Municipal Excellence Award
ELSA – The City of Elsa was recognized for its reimaging campaign. At the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition, Elsa received the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the Management Innovations category. Members of the Elsa city council and staff accepted the award at the Austin Convention Center in October. City leaders were recognized for taking a pro-active approach to addressing poverty, deindustrialization, and economic strati...
The Solid Waste Management Department and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Create Community Engaged Scholarship Partnership
EDINBUG – The Solid Waste Management Department and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will join to create the Community Engaged Scholarship Partnership. The event is scheduled for Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will be at the Solid Waste Department located at 8601 North Jasman Road. A group of both graduate and undergraduate students in the Environmental Sociology program at UTRGV will participate in the event. The goal is to learn about the community’s ...
Hidalgo Co. Agencies Hosting Property Tax Presentation
The public is welcomed to the event with an open forum to ask property tax questions.
Heart Gallery 2016
The Women’s Bar Section and the Hidalgo County Bar Foundation will host the Heart Gallery. It is the grand opening of the ninth annual gallery in Hidalgo County.
AARP Texas Presents Ollie Besteiro with 2016 Andrus Award
AARP is honoring a Rio Grande Valley native for her community service.
Legal Clinic to Offer Veterans Free Bankruptcy Advice
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Texas State Bar will hold a Bankruptcy Clinic for veterans.
Traffic Report for the Tuesday, Oct. 4
Traffic Report for the 10/4/2016
McAllen Police Officer Receives Customer Service Award
The officer was recognized for the way he handled a traffic accident.
Vannie Cook Clinic Receives $50,000 from Hyundai Hope on Wheels
The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic is one of 18 recipients across the country to receive a 2016 Hyundai Impact Grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and McAllen-area Hyundai dealers.
Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment
WACO - Tens of thousands of parents of new college freshmen will experience something new in the next few weeks: silence. Change will come as students move from their homes to college campuses across the nation. For the parents left behind, that pivot to the “empty nest” and ...
Community Comes Together for Operation “Hug a Cop”
The special event took place Friday morning in Weslaco.
Week-Long Preparedness Camp Open to RGV Teens
Subjects will include first aid, fire safety and search and rescue.
Organizations Raise Awareness about Sexual Assault
UTRGV partnered Wednesday with several organizations to raise awareness amongst students about sexual assault through an event called “Denim Day.”
Catholic War Veterans Commander Visits RGV
A small crowd gathered at McAllen Miller International Airport to welcome Arminda Crawford, the first female national commander for the Catholic War Veterans.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, PSJA Partner to Create School Based Health Center
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD have joined in a partnership to provide a new school-based health center. The center will be located in San Juan and will provide more than 32,000 students, faculty and staff with affordable health services. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 20.
Pharr Police Department Receives Nearly Half-A-Million Dollars
The Pharr Police Department received nearly half a million dollars on Thursday.
Researchers Offering Free Type I Diabetes Screenings
Type I diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is increasing worldwide.
Concert Helps Fund STARS Scholarship
On Thursday, the band “Train” played at the State Farm Arena to raise money for the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) scholarship fund.
Teach For America Hosts Guest Teachers
Teach for America kicked off its annual guest teacher program this week.
WWII Veteran to be Buried on Thursday
A POW World War II veteran will be laid to rest in the upper Rio Grande Valley on Thursday.
Teach The Children Awarded $1,000
Contribution is part of South Texas Electric Cooperative Charitable Giving program.
Brownsville Woman Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize
A Brownsville resident matched all the numbers, except the Mega Ball number.
3 Rio Grande Valley Schools Nominated for National Award
TEA announced nominees for 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to Host Community Health Fair
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance will host a community health fair. The 10th Annual Health Fair is dedicated to the health and wellness needs of the Rio Grande Valley. It will take place Saturday, January 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center.
Wild Horse, Burro Adoption Returns to Mercedes
An adoption event will be held at the livestock showgrounds for wild horses and burros.
McAllen Hosts Police Appreciation Day
The McAllen North Rotary Club hosted its first police appreciation day. McAllen police and their families were honored at a formal luncheon at the McAllen convention center.